Another chapter :) Arn't you happy? Prepare for some actiony scenes and lots of violence and destruction. Always good right :).
Celestia rubbed her temples. She looked down to her sister, who was busy comforting a young filly. Lillyseeds was her name, the poor girl had been at Fillydelphia, Celestia could only imagine what she was forced to see.
"Sergent Stormchaser, is there anything else you can tell us?" Celestia asked.
Stormchaser sighed, he had been asked to give his account of the events at Fillydelphia personally after Captain Shining Armor alerted the princesses of what had happened.
"They came without warning and started capturing ponies regardless of age or gender. Any if they didn't capture, they killed. Though I can only imagine where they took the ponies they captured." He said, the memories of the events flashing back in his mind.
"Were there any other survivors?" Luna asked as held the now sleeping Lillyseeds. The poor girl had cried when she learned her mother wasn't in Canterlot.
Stormchaser shook his head, "I don't know. I hope so, but I doubt it," Stormchaser thought for a moment, "But...I do remember what their leader looked like."
Celestia walked up to the guard, "Please, tell us. It could be important."
Stormchaser nodded, "Well...it was a very strange creature. It walked on two legs, and it lacked any sort of fur or hair, save for a patch of it on its head."
Celestia and Luna looked at each other. What Stormchaser was describing was very close to...
"But the one thing I remember the most, were those gold eyes....those horrible golden eyes. They were slitted like a dragons, they were nothing like I had ever seen before." Stormchaser finished.
Tez stretched, enjoying the sound of cracking joints. It was well into the morning and he had decided to call today a day of rest, so no lessons today much to Twilight's distress. She had been eager to learn more, but Tez insisted on giving her a day to rest. And a day for him to be lazy and relax with lots of cat naps.
'What...I have every right to a day of laziness.' He thought to himself.
He looked outside his room window to the glorious sunshine. It was a beautiful day, nothing could ruin this right?
"Tez!" Twilight said as she bust in, "Princess Celest...."
Tez turned in surprise, he turned with his arms crossed and a smirk on his face. Twilight just went red in the face as she realized that she had bust into his room...while he was undressed. She screamed and immediatly stepped out of the room and closed the door, leaving it open just a crack for her voice to be heard clearly.
"I-I...Sorry! I'm so sorry. I should have....oh dear." Twilight stammered as she blushed more.
Tez just laughed, "Perhaps next time you should knock." Tez walked over to his dresser and picked out some clothes to wear.
Twilight blushed more and waited. She found it odd, that while ponies mostly walked around without clothes on, unless they felt like it or at social gatherings, she would be so flustered seeing Tez undressed.
Twilight blushed more as she realized at what she saw and she covered her face, 'This is so embaressing. Oh dear....'
The door suddenly opened and Twilight looked in surprise to see a now clothed Tez standing there with a slight smirk.
"So," Tez said, "What is this about Celestia?"
Twilight stood straight and tried to regain her composure, but it was difficult given the circumstances, "Umm...well the princess has requested all the element bearers and you in Canterlot immediatly. She said it was urgent news."
Tez nodded, "Hmm, makes sense. Want me to go gather up the rest of the girls?"
"It would be faster if we.." Twilight began but stopped as Tez vanished in a flash of light. He had teleported.
Twilight blinked then sighed, "Of course," she looked at the letter again then placed in on the table and went upstiars, "Spike. I'll be going to Canterlot once Tez comes back with the rest of the girls, can you watch over things here while I'm gone."
Spike looked up from his breakfast of gem stones, curtesy of Tez, "Yeah, don't worry about it Twilight. Your number one assistent has everything covered."
Twilight smiled, "Thanks Spike. I'm glad you're here to help. I shouldn't be gone long I hope."
Spike nodded as he drank his juice, setting his cup down he said, "So what do you think the princess has to say that is so urgent?"
Twilight frowned, "I don't know Spike, but I hope it is nothing serious."
Despite her hopes, Twilight could not help but feel that whatever the princess was calling them for...would deal with the entire fate of Equestria.
It did not take long for Tez to return in another flash of magic, with five ponies irritated ponies, or perhaps four irritated ponies as Pinkie Pie was just hopping up and down with a smile and going on about how cool it was that Tez could teleport that all like that.
"Alright Tez! What is the big idea just appearing out of nowhere and...doing whatever you did to take me here?" Dash asked with irritance as she walked up to Tez and looked him right in the eyes. Though her wing was still bandaged and kept in a splint, the rainbow maned pegasus was well enough to walk.
"Dashie's right Tez. Whats the meaning of plucking us all up like apples off a tree?" Applejack asked.
"It was most certainly very rude of you darling, interrupting my work like that." Rarity said with a bit of irritation in her voice.
"Um...well...it was a bit surprising that you showed up so suddenly." Fluttershy said meekly.
"That was awsome," Pinkie said as she hopped around Tez, "You were like "Poof" and here we all are."
Tez chuckled at Pinkie Pie's excitement, "Look girls, sorry if I pulled you away from anything important but Twilight said it was an emergency."
"He is right girls," Twilight said as she came downstairs, "I'm sorry if Tez bothered you, but this is very important."
"Well what's wrong?" Dash asked with some impatience.
"I don't know, but the princess said it was important." Twilight said.
"Well what are we standin here fer? Let's get going." Applejack said.
Rarity seemed a bit distraught, "Oh dear, do I look okay, I want to look presentable in front of the princess."
"Oh don't be fretting on appearance right now Rar." Applejack said.
"Oh, I hope it's nothing serious." Fluttershy said worried.
"Oh maybe there are left over clouds of chocolate rain!" Pinkie Pie said with glee.
"Whatever the reason, we should get going now." Twilight said, quieting everypony, who all nodded in agreement.
"Well then, let us get going. Shall I take care of the transportation? Or do you want to Twilight?" Tez asked.
"What are you two talking about?" Dash asked confused, "Arn't we taking the train?"
"I can do it." Twilight said and she began to gather magical energy.
The rest of the girls watched with surprise and wonder as Twilight engulfed them in a sudden burst of magic and before their eyes the entire location shifted from the library to the grand hall of Canterlot Castle.
Twilight looked and saw princess Celestia, and Luna. Both were staring at them with surprise.
"Princess Celestia. I'm sorry if we surprised you, but you said that it was important and..." Twilight began, afraid she had interrupted the princess.
"No I'm glad you are all here. I was just surprised, I did not know that a teleportation spell could take more then one pony." Celestia said impressed.
Luna nodded in agreement and said, "Indeed. Tez taught you how to do that did he not?"
Twilight nodded, "Yes, he has taught me so much. He knows ways to use magic nopony has ever thought of."
"Wait. Ya mean you've been teachin' Twilight magic Tez?" Applejack asked.
"Well of course silly, where else would the two be on several days when we can't find them." Pinkie Pie said with a giggle.
Tez blinked, "Uh...Pinkie, Other then Rarity, Dashie and I guess Fluttershy if she overheard me talking to Twilight after the whole dragon incident, they are the only ponies that I told I was teaching Twilight in magic. So how do you know?"
Pinkie Pie just giggled, "Silly, the author told me."
Everyone just blinked and went, "Huh?"
Pinkie Pie just giggled and everyone just assumed it was Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie. Applejack looked to Tez a bit irritated, "So how come ya never told me about this? I think I have a right to know this, I mean ya told everypony else."
Tez just shrugged, "Well I didn't really intend to tell anyone, didn't seem all that important really."
Applejack just glared at Tez, but Rarity placed a hoof on her shoulder and said, "Don't be too mad at him Applejack, he never really told any of us we all sort of found out over time."
Applejack huffed, "Still, it'd have been nice to know."
Tez sighed, "I'm sorry. But right now we have more important matters."
Celestia made a mental note to ask Tez what he meant by Dragon Incident but for now more pressing matters had to be attended to, "Yes. My little ponies I asked you here beacause something very terrible has happened."
"What is it princess? Is Discord free again?" Twilight asked
Celestia and Luna shook their heads. Luna then said, "We are afraid it is far worse Twilight Sparkle. About a few days ago we recieved word that Fillydelphia had been attacked."
The ponies gasped, and Rarity seemed to have gone pale.
'Fillydelphia? Oh no, mother! Father!' She thought, feeling sick in her stomach.
"What happened!? Is everypony okay!?! Are my parents okay?" Rarity asked, afraid of what the answer might be.
Everypony was a bit surprised by Rarity's sudden outburst, but they could all guess what it was about given what she had said, though Tez knew right away. Rarity's parents had been in Fillydelphia
Celestia frowned, "Please just try to stay calm Rarity. But...I don't know."
Rarity frowned and looked at the ground, "I'm sorry princess, please forgive my little outburst. It was completly unlady like."
"It's alright Rarity. You're just worried." Celestia said calmly with a comforting smile.
"So what happened princess?" Applejack asked.
"We don't know all the details, but apparently an army of Diamond Dogs attacked the city." Luna said.
"Oh no. I hope nopony was hurt." Fluttershy said meekly.
"Why would Diamond Dogs attack a city?" Pinkie Pie asked a bit confused.
"We don't know, but...well I think it is best if you heard it from a witness. There are a few things that don't make sense." Celestia said as she asked them to follow her and Luna.
They followed the princesses from the hall into another room where they saw a royal guard and a young filly, who was asleep on a bed. The guard was looking out the window, but turned when he heard the door open.
"Sergeant Stormchaser, these are.." Celestia began.
"You!" Stormchaser shouted and charged at them flying. Or more precisly at Tez.
"Stormchaser wait!" Celestia shouted, but the guard was already closing in on Tez, who merely stood there as the guard drew closer and closer his hoof raising to strike. Only to be stopped by Tez's hand.
Tez stood there silent, his face blank of any emotion as he held the guards fist only three feet from his face. Tez just smirked and brought his other hand up and striked the guards leg. The sound of snapping bone soon followed.
Everypony cringed as they heard bone break. Fluttershy looked ready to faint, and it only grew worse as Tez soon twisted the guards broken leg, causing him to scream in agony.
"Tez! Stop!" Celestia shouted, but Tez ignored her as he let go of the guards broken leg and reached out and with a quick twist broke his left wing, causing more screams of pain and fall to the ground.
"TEZ!" Twilight shouted in horror.
Celestia felt sick and Luna was horrified. Fluttershy had fainted and Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and Twilight stared at Tez in shock. In the room the young filly had awoken from the shouting and was now cowering under the covers, lightly sobbing.
Tez ignored them all as he looked down at the guard, "Attack me without a reason again...and I won't be so gentle next time."
Stormchaser gasped in pain and struggled to say, "M-monster!"
"Yes I've been told that alot," Tez said with a smirk, his eyes holding an evil glint, "and what does that make you who would stand against me soldier. A man? A dog? A monster?"
"Tez! Enough!" Celestia shouted.
Tez chuckled, "Sorry Celestia...but I don't like being attacked without a reason."
"I'm sorry about that Tez, but that did not give you the right to..." Celestia said.
"I said I was sorry. So calm down, besides I could have done alot worse to him if I had wanted to, he'll recover at least." Tez growled.
Everypony looked at Tez as if he had grown a second head. Tez looked at them all then sighed, "Can we please just get on with this. So tell me soldier why did you try to attack me?"
"You know damn well why," Stormchaser said as he struggled to his feet, "you and your damn dogs attacked Fillydelphia."
"Wrong fool. On two reasons, one being I have never been to this city you speak of, nor do I have an army of dogs at my beckon call. Two, if I was whoever attacked Fillydelphia...why would Princess Celestia and Luna allow me to freely walk in the very capital of their kingdom. Let alone why would I even be here at all if I was guilty of what you accussed me of?" Tez said as he crossed his arms.
Stormchaser blinked and thought on that, "Uh....I guess...that does make some sense."
"Stormchaser, beleive me I have known Tez for awhile, and I have no doubt he was not responsible for what happened at Fillydelphia," Celestia walked over and magic gathered around her horn, which she gently placed on Stormchasers broken leg and wing. The magic flowed into the broken limbs and they began to heal at a quickened pace till they looked good as new.
Stormchaser tested his wing and leg, then bowed to Celestia, "Thank you Princess. Forgive me for ignoring you when you said to stop...but...he looked so much like the leader of the dogs...I guess I was blinded by anger."
Tez blinked, 'Looked like me? Could he mean....'
"It is alright. I'm sorry that you had to suffer those injuries." Celestia said, "Now allow me to introduce you to Twilight Sparkle and her friends. They are the bearers of the elements of harmony."
Stormchaser nodded, "It is an honor to meet the bearers of harmony."
Everypony turned from Tez, who was now deep in thought, and looked to Stormchaser. Fluttershy was still unconcious, but she was slowly beginning to come to.
Twilight nodded in return, "It is a pleasure to meet you Stormchaser." Though her thoughts were focused on Tez, 'Does he have ANY guilt at all for what he did?'
"Stormchaser? Are you okay?" The little filly asked as she peeked out from under the covers. She eeped when she saw Tez and hid under them again.
Stormchaser walked over and sat next to the filly, wrapping a hoof around her, "Its okay Lilly, I'm fine. There's no need to be afraid."
"But....the monster is here." Lillyseeds said as she pointed at Tez.
Everypony looked at Tez, who simply stared off into space. Luna walked over and placed a hoof comfortingly on the little fillies shoulder, "Now little one, Tez isn't the one who attacked your home. You have nothing to fear from him."
Lilly sniffed and looked up at the moon princess, "But he hurt Storm. So...doesn't that make him bad?"
Luna blinked and tried to think of an answer, "Uh...."
"Now hold on there youngin, Tez might have been wrong when he hurt him, but Tez has done nothin but help out ponies. He might be a bit rough at times but he is a good one at heart."
"Yeah, right Tez?" Dash said as she turned to Tez, only to see he was not there, "Huh?"
"Eep!" Lillyseeds hid under the covers again, as now Tez stood right next to her. Luna and Stormchaser blinked and backed away a bit in surprise.
"Dang, how does he do that?" Dash complained at how fast Tez had moved.
"Tez, perhaps you should..." Luna began, but was cut off as Tez gripped the covers and threw them away exposing Lilly, who shivered in fear as she looked up at him.
"Hey, leave her alone can't you see she's scared!" Stormchaser said as he moved back next to Lilly and wrapped his hoof around her.
"You said you saw someone that looked like me." Tez said.
Stormchaser nodded, "Yeah...well the eyes were similar anyway.....but...you don't have the same facial features as the other one did...but you look pretty close."
Tez nodded and turned to Lilly, "You did as well?"
Lilly just shivered and hid in Stormchasers embrace but gave a light nod.
Tez turned and walked out the door, "They're alive."
Luna followed after him, "Tez. What do you mean, their alive?"
"Yeah Tez. What's up?" Dash asked.
"They're alive." Tez said simply and with a flash of magic he vanished.
Everypony just blinked and looked where he had been. Dash just crossed her arms, "Well that was helpful."
"What did he mean when he said, "They're alive?'" Applejack asked confused.
"I don't know but we have to find out." Celestia said.
"Twilight," Luna said, "Can you follow Tez? He has most likely gone to Fillydelphia."
Twilight thought for a moment then nodded, "Yeah I should be able to. I can teleport us all there."
"Now hold on, how do we even know that's where he went?" Dash asked.
"Come on Dashie, its where the Stormchaser feller saw another gold eye feller." Applejack said.
Dash blinked, "Oh...yeah I guess that makes sense."
"Oh um...should we though? What if whatever was there is still there?" Fluttershy asked in slight fear.
"I don't care if it is. I'm going there and I'm going to find my parents. Now let's go Twilight." Rarity said with solid resolve.
"Oh boy, maybe we will see two Tez's! Oh then that would make one Tez the good twin and the other Tez the evil twin. Our Tez is obviously the good Tez, so the evil Tez is..." Pinkie Pie thought for a moment, "Zet!"
Everypony looked at her for a moment, then simply shook their heads. That was Pinkie Pie for you.
"Well if we are going we should go now." Twilight said as she prepared the spell.
Everypony gathered around and waited, and soon they vanished in a flash of light.
Tez walked through the burned remains of the city. The smell of death and decay lingered here like a miasma. For the most part the city was clear of any bodies, save for the rare corpse of a diamond dog or pony. It was odd, why attack a city and not occupy it? What was the purpose?
Tez stepped on a black burnt skull, the bone cracking and snapping beneath his bulk. Strange that he found such...peace...among the dead and smell of violence.
A flash behind him and the scent of eight ponies he knew appeared behind him. Tez turned and saw the princesses and the girls standing behind. Each one took a quick look around before paling. Fluttershy fainted when she saw the rotting corpse of a diamond dog, spiders and flys crawling on the flesh.
"Oh my...I'm going to be ill." Rarity said as she covered her mouth.
Celestia and Luna looked ready to throw up. Celestia looked around in horror, Luna shook as her eyes gazed upon the destruction.
"Oh...I...I don't like it here." Pinkie Pie said as her hair deflated.
"This...isn't right." Twilight said as she covered her nose.
"This is sick. And it smells." Dash said as she covered her nose and mouth.
"Yes. It is isn't it." Tez said simply as he bent down and picked up a burnt skull. He held it up and looked into the sockets.
"Tez....could you..please put that down." Twilight asked, a bit unnerved that Tez was not bothered by any of this.
"Rarity looked around, her face growing paler by the second, "Mother...father. Please be alright." She said to herself, praying that this carnage had not engulfed her parents.
"Whatever did this...I hope it has left." Celestia said. She looked ready to cry when she saw several ponies laying dead on the groud. They all bore the armor of the Royal Guard.
"I don't understand. What was the point of all of this?" Twilight asked.
Luna was busy trying to wake up Fluttershy, shaking her a bit, but said, "From what we know Diamond Dogs attacked, lead by a golden eyed creature like Tez. But we find it odd that they would just destroy a city and not occupy it."
Tez nodded, "Yes. And if they were just out to exterminate the populace, there is a lack of bodies. I would guess if we did a body count we would be messing a few several thousand ponies if not more."
Tez tossed the skull away, he sniffed about and felt that something was off.
"Hmm...." He looked up to a rocky outcropping. An unfamiliar scent was drifting from there, carried by the wind. Strange, it almost seemed familiar.
"Well well well." Someone said.
Tez and the girls turned and saw a figure standing on a pile of dead ponies and dogs. The girls gasped at what they saw; it looked like Tez. Bipedal and with black hair, and golden slitted eyes. The only difference was that this one stood perhaps a foot taller then Tez.
The figure looked over at Tez with a smirk, then cast its gaze to the ponies and glared. He looked back to Tez and said, "Tez! What are you doing with these....creatures? I would have expected you to kill anything that breathed, and yet here you are with eight still living organisms. Have you finally regained some of your sanity?"
"Who the hell are you? How do you know my name?" Tez asked with a growl.
Pinkie felt her knee get pinchy, 'Oh no....something bad is gonna happen.' She backed away a bit from the strange Tez look alike. She was getting bad feelings from him, she did not like it.
"Alright buddy, I don't know who you are, but I'm guessing you're the one responsible for all of this." Dash said as she glared at the man.
The figure smirked, "You would guess right. What are you going to do about it?"
"I'll show you!" Dash said as she flew at the man.
"Dashie wait!" Tez called, but it was too late.
Dash closed the distance between her and the unknown man, but before she could land a strike the man drew back a fist and swiftly struck Dash across the face, sending her flying to the side and into the ground.
Dash hit the ground and laid there. She groaned in pain and placed a hoof over where she had been hit, which was already turning purple. She coughed and spat out some blood, along with a tooth.
"Dashie!" Everyone called. The girls quickly ran over to their friend to see if she was okay. The princesses stood with Tez, glaring at the unknown man with hatred.
"How dare you." Celestia growled, magic charging in her horn.
"Thou art a monster." Luna said as magic gathered in her horn as well.
Tez glared at the man, baring his teeth, "You have ten seconds to tell me who you are before I slit your stomach. Take your guts and put them in a bowl!"
The man frowned, "You really don't remember?"
Tez growled and shook his head, "No. Seven seconds left."
The man growled, "Damn it. Tell me Tez, did you ever hit your head or suffer a severe traumatic wound since we arrived here?"
Tez blinked and nodded, "Yeah....when I crashed here. I suffered a bad head injury. It almost killed me, why? Three seconds."
The man growled and face palmed, "Great. Fine I guess I have to do this the hard way. I wish Acol was here, he was always better at this then I was. Hold still Tez, this is for your own good." The man lifted a finger and pointed it at Tez. Magic gathered at the point.
"Zero! Good bye!" Tez shouted and charged, closing the distance between him and his target within a second.
The man smirked and released the spell just as the tip of his finger touched Tez's forhead. The effects were instantaneous.
Tez stopped in mid strike and swiftly grabbed his head, stumbling back in pain as his head was assulted with savage pain and memories flooded his concious without pause.
"AGGGH!" Tez screamed.
"Tez! The girls yelled.
Tez screamed more as he fell to his knees. His head pounded with agony as things he never recalled came back with a savage vengence. Things, he now remembered....that he never wanted to remember and had always wanted to forget.
He screamed more and more, until finally he stopped and the pain subsided. But in its place...was new pain. Pain....and anger. Rage.
Tez gasped for air as he held his head and began to cry.
"I guess you remember now. Sorry it had to be this way, but frankly I don't have time for a history lesson. Now get up and lets get going."
"Tez...." Twilight said as she watched him slowly get up.
Tez breathed deeply. Slowly he lifted his head and glared at his brother.
Mex blinked and raised an eyebrow.
"Mex.....you pissed me off." Tez said before magic gathered about him in a fury. The ground shook like an earthquake as Tez gathered more and more magic.
"What in tarnation!?" Applejack shouted.
"Ahh. Whats going on!?!" Fluttershy shouted in fear as she tried to keep her balance.
"Ugh....let...me at him." Dash groaned, as she was carried on Pinkie Pie's back.
"We need to get out of here!" Pinkie Pie shouted.
Tez gathered more magic before he bent down and took off, charging towards Mex with lightning speed. As he closed the distance he pulled back his hand and punched Mex right dead center of his face. The force of the blow sent Mex off his feet and sent him flying backwards.
Tez leaped into the air and flew over Mex, landing several feet away before jumping towards his brother. Once he reached him Tez put his hands together and lifted them up, then swiflty brought them down onto Mex's face again, driving him into the ground. Hard.
Everypony cringed. That was going to hurt.
Tez jumped up and spun around before diving back down and landing on Mex with both his feet into his gut. Mex arched up and spat out blood from the impact. Tez jumped off of him and grabbed his brother by his leg and began to spin him around faster and faster. Sometimes even spinning him at an angle so his face and body would drag across the cobbled stone streets.
Mex screamed as he was spun and sent flying into the distance like a missle. The girls watched as he crashed into several buildings, passing through one to the next causing them to fall into rubble on the ground. Tez stood where he had thrown his brother, but had both arms out towards the sides as magic gathered into his hands in massive quantities. Tez brought his hands together at the wrists, palms open and fingers out and sent a huge blast of magical energy directly at Mex.
Everypony gasped, as they watched the blast strike where Tez's brother had been and the entire outcropping exploded and various other explosions followed as the blast struck the location more and more.
"AGGGHHH! SEE YOU IN HELL MEXTLI!" Tez shouted andput more power into the blast causing an even greater explosion.
Soon the blast subsided and as the dust cleared, everypony saw a line of torn of earth and clouds of dust where the blast had travelled and struck.
"Wow! That was awsome!" Dash said with awe, before placing a hoof to her mouth and moaning in pain again.
"That was....." Twilight tried to think of something, but she couldn't.
"Oh dear..." Fluttershy said meekly and in fear.
Tez stood there and straightened. He looked in the direction he sent his blast.
"Wow, there is no way that guy is coming back." Applejack said.
As the dust subsided, something began to become clear amongst the rubble. Everypony looked and tried to make it out, and their eyes widened as they saw what it was.
It was the one who called himself Tez's brother. Mextli Tez had said. He stood there, brusied and singed, but alive...and by the look on his face...not very happy.
"Tez! What the hell!?!" Mex shouted.
"Mex! I don't care really why you're here all that I care right now is that I wear your spine as a braclet!" Tez shouted as he laughed.
Mex growled and spat out some blood, "Just as crazy as ever....fine! If thats how you want it then you can join the rest in death!" Mex drew a black blade and ran with amazing speed towards Tez.
Tez just smirked and magic charged into his hands, he too took off to meet his brother.
"I think...we...should...run!" Twilight said as she teleported them away a good distance. As she did, Mex and Tez meet each other and that was when everything began to explode.
Another chapter. More fight scene in the next one and should be better. Hope you like this chap :) now we see Tez when he remembers EVERYTHING!